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I was born in the fall of the summer of love,
in the season of the freeze-up moon.

I took my way of movin' from the Northwest wind
& the slow spiral fire of the tree's lost leaves.

I was raised on the stories that the rivers told me.
I was weaned from the breast w/ my first draught of poetry.

I spin my yarns & I tell my tales,
the taller the truer, the truer the better.

I say my stories & I sing my songs,
pass my poems 'round.

My words are given by the wind & the river,
the cracklin' fire & the furrowed field.

Cycles sing through me, the earth speaks to me
I speak what I know to them as will hear.

This is the rhythm, the rhythm of yr speech,
the cadence of the songs yr singin'.

In a circle of stones I stand
to bring yr words to life.

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John T. Unger poet

I'm best known as an artist and designer. Relaxing makes me tense, so I tend to put in a lot of hours on diverse projects.

Before becoming a visual artist, I spent 15 years as a poet. I studied poetry at Interlochen Arts Academy, Naropa, Stone Circle and on the streets. I performed my work for years at Stone Circle, solo shows, poetry readings, and at Lollapalooza in 1996.

I still write poems, but only if I can make them fit the constraints ofTwitter.

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